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Forum: Photos 07-20-2016, 01:23 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
Info from Google

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharyn_Canyon
Forum: Photos 07-14-2016, 08:16 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: Jerusalem

Hi Gert

I am off to Heraklion in Crete in the morning & wanted to at least see the Dome on the Rock before I left. I mentioned on the 11th July to the hotel manager I was planning on going for a...
Forum: Photos 07-14-2016, 01:47 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To ikeharel: Jerusalem

Hi Ike

I left Amman at 6 am in a share taxi and after 2 sets of security checks on the border, I finally arrived at the Damascus Gate at 12 noon. So I did not have much time at all for...
Forum: Photos 07-08-2016, 11:05 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To ikeharel: Mt Nebo

Hi Ike

I guess you have seen the original Mt Nebo in Jordan overlooking the Dead Sea. I drove past it returning to Amman but didn't stop there. Now I have seen 2! I am thinking of doing a day...
Forum: Photos 07-07-2016, 07:18 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To emka: Dead Sea

Hi Malgo

I got a taxi there from Amman for 30 dinar each way. It might have been cheaper to get a public bus to Madaba then a taxi from there.
Forum: Photos 07-02-2016, 09:33 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To jean113: People

Hi

Most of them are in the freshwater pools: http://www.joctours.com/hotels/deadsea_spa01.jpg
Forum: Photos 06-27-2016, 05:17 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
I hear you

Yep and as well don't go swimming face down, belly up only, and also if you have cuts and scratches or pimples the salt will sting a lot.
Forum: Photos 06-26-2016, 09:29 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To lousat: No rain

Ciao Luciano

You're correct. It almost never rains in Amman. A broken pipe perhaps?
Forum: Photos 06-16-2016, 06:32 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To ikeharel: Jordan

Hi Ike

I was in Eilat Israel this morning, but now I am in Aqaba, Jordan.
Forum: Photos 06-16-2016, 02:43 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: Jordan

Hello Gert

I am in Jordan at the moment. Hoping to spend 30 days here.
Forum: Photos 06-13-2016, 08:58 AM
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Views: 185
Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: Travel in the age of terrorism

Hi Gert

With terrorist attacks in Denmark, Belgium, France, Australia & just recently in the USA, China, & Turkey, Egypt is comparatively safe at the moment. I was reassured when tour buses...
Forum: Photos 06-09-2016, 03:55 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To mkamionka: Blue magenta

Hi Mariusz

I tried a workshop on your image to adjust the color balance by adding 4% yellow and 2% green, plus 10% contrast then 40% saturation. Hope you like it. Btw you have to stop looking at...
Forum: Photos 06-09-2016, 12:00 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
Queen Hatshepsut

Hi Danos

This locale is in New Valley Governate, not Aswan.

Easy to edit and New Valley is a huge slice of south west Egypt.
...
Forum: Photos 06-07-2016, 10:28 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To emka: 250 to 300 EP

Hi Malgo

The hot air balloon ride was 300 Egyptian Pounds or about 30 Euro. Not so expensive and safety standards have improved since 2013.
Forum: Photos 06-06-2016, 05:02 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To macjake: Nile River

Hi Craig

Nope the Nile is a lot cleaner than the Ganges or the Yangzi. It has fish swimming around and I can see them on the bottom of the river near the bank in a couple of metres of water. I...
Forum: Photos 06-01-2016, 09:47 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To ikeharel: Tech info

Hi Ike

f7.1, 1/50th second, ISO 200. I am leaving Alexandria shortly and heading back to Cairo then Luxor. Heavily cropped so sharpness isn't perfect. I would need a tripod for 1/4000 second. ...
Forum: Photos 05-30-2016, 11:50 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To macjake: Egypt

Mainly locals but I spotted a few tour buses in the carpark. Yes they are a breakwater to stop surf breaking over the narrow causeway to the Citadel on rough, windy days. So far the only...
Forum: Photos 05-30-2016, 11:07 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To PaulVDV: Hiding in the Nile

Hi Paul

Can you see the H shape in the centre with 6 figures (3 each side)? The standing Hippo is in the middle of the H on the left hand side.
Forum: Photos 05-30-2016, 10:56 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To alvaraalto: Mural

Hi Rob

It's in the main carpark area at Fort Qaitby Citadel before the trinket stalls start. I tried google maps but street view didn't work and name of the building the mural is on wasn't...
Forum: Photos 05-30-2016, 09:48 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To Royaldevon: So far so good

Hi Bev

I caught MS 748 from Athens to Cairo just a few days before MS 804 from Paris and so far (touch wood) that has been my most dangerous moment. I am finding that the touts are pestering the...
Forum: Photos 05-28-2016, 08:56 AM
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Views: 188
Posted By ChrisJ
To mkamionka: Zoser

Hi

I uploaded a shot of the Zoser Pyramid today.
Forum: Photos 05-25-2016, 11:22 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To holmertz: Cpf

Circular Polarising Filter
Forum: Photos 05-23-2016, 09:52 PM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To lousat: You're pretty brave too!

I think you are braver. I would sooner tackle the nightmarish traffic of Cairo than the crocodile infested rivers of Senegal! I was fishing in Weipa in far north Queensland and a small 1 metre...
Forum: Photos 05-16-2016, 11:44 AM
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Posted By ChrisJ
To ikeharel: Workshop

http://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1517879/photo209023.htm
Forum: Photos 05-16-2016, 10:38 AM
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Views: 204
Posted By ChrisJ
To PaulVDV: Egypt

Hi Paul

I did a LOT of research before I came and kept up with the news. Most folks cannot be bothered. I am avoiding the Sinai & Red Sea resorts and I am wary of any tours to the Western Desert...
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